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Remains of lost WWII veteran set for return to Rhode Island

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:10am

The remains of an Army captain who was previous lost and unaccounted for following World War II will return to his hometown in Rhode Island this weekend.

East Pennsboro schools remain closed because of mold

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:00am

Schools remain closed in a central Pennsylvania district while officials await the results of tests for mold.

Mayor takes on mosquitoes after positive West Nile test

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:00am

A mayor in suburban Detroit is declaring war on mosquitoes after the West Nile virus was detected in Warren.

DOJ: Vet's Purple Heart lies cost government $752,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:00am

Federal prosecutors now say a former soldier who lied his way to a Purple Heart cheated Washington state and the federal government out of more than $750,000.

Correction: Students Pepper-Sprayed story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:00am

In a story Aug. 24 about a parent arrested for pepper-spraying students at a school, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Atlanta Public Schools spokeswoman Kimberly Willis Green said the incident happened during a fight and the woman was trying to stop her son from being jumped. Green tells the AP she never said that.

Hurricane Gaston expected to weaken in the Atlantic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:10am

Hurricane Gaston is expected to weaken to a tropical storm in the Atlantic.

Alabama ACT scores steady, lag behind national average

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:00am

Alabama high school graduates maintained steady scores on the ACT college admission test but lagged behind the national average.

Bryant men's basketball team safe in Italy after earthquake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:00am

Officials say Bryant University's men's basketball team is safe and unharmed in Italy after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked three regions of the country earlier this week.

US pursues Syria cooperation with Russia amid new volatility

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:41am

The Obama administration is launching a fresh bid to enlist Russia as a partner in Syria despite more than a month of dashed hopes as the situation on the ground becomes more volatile and uncertain with the introduction of Turkish ground forces.

Albuquerque police: 3 face charges in child's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:40am

Albuquerque police are charging three people in the death of a 10-year-old girl — a killing called "unspeakable" by the state's governor.

Feds ask for competency hearing for former LA County sheriff

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:50pm

Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to determine whether former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is competent to stand trial in his jail abuse case.

Utah forest sees increase in abandoned campfires

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:40pm

Officials say there's been a surge in the number of unattended campfires this season in northern Utah's Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest compared to previous years.

Students from school closed over gas leak relocate to Casper

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:41pm

Students from a school closed because of a gas leak are preparing to start classes in Casper while they await testing results to determine whether they can return to their old building.

Colorado sheriff accused of sexually assaulting inmate

Thomas Peipert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:31pm

A sheriff in rural Colorado was arrested after being accused of taking a developmentally delayed inmate to his home, sexually assaulting her and threatening to put her in prison for the rest of her life if she told anyone, according to an arrest affidavit released Wednesday.

Nebraska prison on lockdown after 9 staff members assaulted

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:31pm

Prison officials in Nebraska say nine staff members at the Lincoln Correctional Center have been assaulted by inmates who were refusing to return to their cells.

Ohio governor to talk about drug epidemic

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:20pm

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) will talk about Ohio's drug problems and efforts at a judicial summit involving authorities from nine states.

State police: No serious injuries after Indiana tornadoes

Ken Kusmer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:42pm

No serious injuries were reported after multiple tornadoes touched down Wednesday in central Indiana, tearing the roofs off apartment buildings, sending air conditioners falling onto parked cars and cutting power to thousands of people.

German tourist dies of injuries after California car crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:01pm

Authorities say one of three German tourists whose rental car crashed over a steep embankment after leaving Yosemite National park has died.

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

Stephen Braun and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:54pm

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.